Parlour Show Manual

From Margaret Roach - awaytogarden.com
MAYBE YOU’RE WONDERING this about now: Why do vegetable seedlings stretch and grow spindly sometimes, and how can you prevent such leggy seedlings? That was how I began a note to Dr. Thomas Bjorkman, Professor of Crop Physiology at Cornell, seeking an answer to a question I’m asked a lot.

Preventing Spindly Seedlings

From Margaret Roach - awaytogarden.com
MAYBE YOU’RE WONDERING this about now: Why do vegetable seedlings stretch and grow spindly sometimes, and how can you prevent such leggy seedlings? That was how I began a note to Dr. Thomas Bjorkman, Professor of Crop Physiology at Cornell, seeking an answer to a question I’m asked a lot.

How to Start Seeds: 18 Confidence-Building Tips

WONDER HOW TO start seed indoors, or which seed to sow directly in the garden, and how? Becoming a confident seed starter unlocks a garden of possibilities; you can try your hand at anything offered in any catalog, no longer limited by the local garden center’s palette. As daunting as it may seem, remember this: In nature, seeds sow themselves successfully–usually emerging when the soil’s moist and starting to warm up, then enjoying fresh air and plenty of sunshine, with hopefully just enough rain.

The Essence of Scouting

By David D. Spencer
On an early sunny morning this June, I will walk out to my garden – coffee in hand – and bask in the glory of the garden I have facilitated. But, after a brief moment of contentment, I will – as history proves – see something that needs immediate attention. It may be a wilted plant, a seedling that has disappeared or a dog-dug hole in an otherwise perfect bed. Within moments I will be deep into the garden rectifying problems, looking at soil, turning over leaves – basically, just gathering information; It is a daily observation of my garden. A little while later, when my wife is wondering where I am and my neighbour is wondering if I’m crazy, I will scout for where I placed my now luke-warm coffee and get on with my day. This habit (of observation – not misplacing coffee) is the essence of scouting. With a little information, this habit can become an essential tool in the health of your garden.

Our Garden Club Library

By Peninsula Garden Club
Garden Club members may borrow our library books for one month. All books signed out are due at the next meeting. To sign out a book check the back of the book (or sometimes the front) to find the library card. Please print your name and phone number as well as the current month in the appropriate spaces on the card. The card is to be placed in the small box labelled.

Seeds, Bulbs, Plants

By Peninsula Garden Club
Garden Club members may borrow our library books for one month. All books signed out are due at the next meeting. To sign out a book check the back of the book (or sometimes the front) to find the library card. Please print your name and phone number as well as the current month in the appropriate spaces on the card. The card is to be placed in the small box labelled.

Gardening Groups

By Peninsula Garden Club
A collection of helpful Gardening Groups from throughout the community